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Grandmother battles cancer to raise money for charity

Archived, 4 days ago From 24Dash 

Hereford, U K - An 84-year-old social housing tenant who has battled cancer put her best foot forward to raise money for charity.

Inspirational Janet Lawson, from Broughton in Salford, was diagnosed with cancer of the lymph nodes in her neck in 2010 a ...

Marathon effort by charity runners

Archived, 4 days ago From Melton Times 

Melton, U K - Determined runners from the Melton area did themselves and their chosen charities proud as they pounded the streets of London on Sunday.

Among them were London Marathon debutants David Hall, of Melton, Andree Carter, of Ab Kettleby, Ja ...

First mass vaccination campaigns start since polio found in Iraq

Archived, 4 days ago From UNICEF Australia-press release 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - Polio vaccination campaigns commenced in Syria, Iraq and Egypt this week, aiming to reach more than 20 million children over five days.

For Iraq, this will be the first nationwide vaccination campaign since a case of polio was confirme ...

Jail and Bail raises more than $9,000 for March of Dimes

Archived, 4 days ago From Pickens Sentinel 

Easley, SOUTH CAROLINA - Under most circumstances raising bail isn’t a good thing but on April 4 some local members of the community found the positives of bailing themselves out of jail.

As part of its efforts to raise money and awareness about birth defects ...

Emeli Sandé fronts Fashion Targets Breast Cancer campaign

Archived, 4 days ago From Contact Music 

London, U K - Emeli Sandé, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Laura Bailey have been chosen to front Fashion Targets Breast Cancer's 2014 campaign and are urging everyone to 'Wear Your Support'.

Emeli Sandé, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Laura Bailey are fronting this ...

Radiohead Bassist To Take Part In Triathlon To Support Leukaemia Charity

Archived, 5 days ago From RTT News 

London, U K - Radiohead bassist Colin Greenwood is set to take part in a charity triathlon to raise money for leukaemia charity Scarlett's Dragons.

Greenwood revealed on Twitter that he entered the event in order to raise funds for his friend Dan Cl ...

Queen’s Park councillor raises £1,500 for charity by running the London Marathon

Archived, 5 days ago From Kilburn Times 

Kilburn, U K - A sporty councillor has raised more than £1,500 for charity by taking part in yesterday’s London Marathon.

Cllr James Denselow, Labour councillor for Queen’s Park, completed the 26.2 mile run in just four hours and 10 minutes in aid of ...

X Factor winner Sam Bailey jets in for autism charity event

Archived, 5 days ago From Independent 

Dublin, IRELAND - X Factor winner Sam Bailey jetted in to Ireland over the weekend to attend a charity event for autism.

The 'Happy Birthday Charlie' event was was held in the Powerscourt hotel in Co Wicklow as part of the Charlie Chapman Film Festival. ...

Amy raises thousands with charity head shave

Archived, 5 days ago From Eastbourne Herald 

Eastbourne, U K - A remarkable young girl has raised more than £2,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support after having her head shaved in front of her entire school.

Amy Cooper set herself a target of £1,000 going into the challenge and now, with the deed done ...

Hungarian charity supporting emergency health care in Ukraine

Archived, 5 days ago From Politics.hu 

Budapest, HUNGARY - Hungary’s Ecumenical Charity has launched an emergency health care infrastructure project in western Ukraine’s Berehove and Ivano-Frankivsk.

The Hungarian Foreign Ministry has contributed a sum of 5 million forints to the project, aime ...

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